Cupressus  sargentii

W. L. Jepson, A Flora of California, 1909, Vol. I, p. 61.

     3.   C. sargentii  Jepson  n. nom.    SARGENT CYPRESS.   Shrub or small tree with compact crown, 8 to 15 feet high; bark grayish brown and fibrous; leaves with a closed dorsal pit, rarely with lateral depressions, about ½ line long; cones globose, often congested in heavy clusters, shortly peduncled, 8 to 11 lines in diameter; scales 6 or 8, with a very small low upwardly impressed crescent-shaped umbo; seeds brown, acutely margined, 1½ to 2 lines long.—(Frutex vel arbor parva 8 ad 15 ped. alta; cortex cinereofuscus fibratusque; folia circa ½ lin. longa cum alveolis dorsuali clauso, infrequenter cum cavis lateralibus; coni globosi saepe valde aggregati, breviter pedunculi, 8 and 10 lin. in diametro; squamae 6 ad 8 cum umbone paululo, brevi, lunato atque de infra impresso; semina fusca acute marginata 1½ ad 2 lin. longa).
     Dry mountain slopes: Mayacamas Range, W.L.J. no. 3027 (type); west side Mt. Tamalpais; Cedar Mt., Alameda Co.; Bonny Doon, Santa Cruz Mts.; Los Burros Trail, Santa Lucia Mts. Localities few and isolated.
     Refs.—CUPRESSUS SARGENTII Jepson. C. goveniana Engelmann in Bot. Cal. vol. 2, p. 114, exclusive of Monterey plants; Sargent, Silva N. Am. vol. 10, p. 107, t. 527 (1896); Jepson, Fl. W. Mid. Cal. p. 25 (1901).